Special Issue "Building Design and Daylighting Performance"
A special issue of Buildings (ISSN 2075-5309).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: daylighting; integrated building systems design; energy performance/simulation; occupant thermal, visual comfort and well-being
Interests: energy efficient building design and optimization; sustainable decision making; flexible production systems planning and optimization
Interests: systems engineering; electrical and computer engineering; building energy model calibration; building design optimization with specific focus on thermal and daylighting impacts of the building envelope, and operational building energy performance
Daylighting is said to be the catalyst for applied research in architecture and allied disciplines. It is “an access point for a larger energy-conscious design market transformation” that can leverage carbon neutrality and increase occupant well-being by design. Rather than relying on component technologies, daylighting is shaped and delivered by the architecture itself. This Special Issue will explore the number of performance-based issues that surround the delivery of the appropriate application of daylighting technology in commercial and institutional building types. It will provide a forum for discussion of key factors influencing the shaping and design of a buildings enclosure for daylighting that are critical to achieving the objectives embodied within the integrative design approach.
The primary objective of this Issue is to introduce the contemporary theory, methods and design applications of daylighting and electrical lighting integration as key elements toward achieving sustainable architectural design. This Special Issue will explore:
- The impact and design limits that the architectural system of daylight enclosure have on lighting and energy performance, and on the attainment of sustained environmental quality.
- The contemporary tools, analytic methods and digital media used in the simulation, evaluation and prediction of luminous and thermal performance.
- The validation of performance metrics to provide greater measures of occupant performance productivity and well-being.
Prof. Dale Brentrup, AIA
Prof. Dr. Ertunga C. Ozelkan
Dr. Benjamin Futtrell
Manuscript Submission Information
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- climate based daylighting performance
- occupant visual and thermal comfort
- simulation and optimization
- metrics, design application and verification methods
- occupant well-being and return of investment (ROI)